Richardt Strauss

    Richardt Strauss
    Club / Province: Old Wesley / Leinster
    Position: Hooker
    Date of Birth: 29/01/86
    Height: 1.75m
    Weight: 101Kg
    Honours: 14 Ireland caps Test debut v South Africa November 2012

    Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Richardt is qualified to play for Ireland through the residency rule after having spent three years playing with Leinster.
    Richardt won the 2005 U19 World Championships with South Africa and previously played for the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup.

    Richardt signed for Leinster in 2009 and made his first appearance as a substitute against the Scarlets later that year. Barn storming displays in the loose have saw him progress at Leinster and now into the Ireland setup earning his first test cap for Ireland against South Africa in November 2012. His opposite number on that day wearing the No2 jersey for South Africa was Adriaan Strauss, his cousin!